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Fail of the Day

Talk about flying pigs:

jewish passenger
"Hello, do you deliver?"

Easyjet has apologised to Jewish customers after the only food served on a flight from Israel was ham melts and bacon baguettes.

Passengers who follow the faith’s ban on eating pork were forced to go hungry for the four-and-a-half hour journey from Tel Aviv to London.

The airline introduced the route in November, proudly promising that in-flight menus would feature kosher food – meeting Jewish dietary laws.

So Victor Kaufman, 25, was flabbergasted when cabin crew announced the meal choices on his flight last weekend.

The trainee accountant told The Jewish Chronicle: “It was a little insensitive. I think they need a lesson or two on cultural awareness if they expand their routes into the Middle East.

“It is not just Jewish passengers who do not eat pork but Muslim ones, too.” Victor, of North London, added: “I couldn’t eat anything.”

Yesterday an easyJet spokeswoman said company policy bans even taking pork products aboard planes on the route.

She added: “It appears that a mistake was made on this flight and that incorrect food canisters were loaded.

“We would like to apologise to the passengers.”

Although I have to say going hungry on a 4-and-a-half hour flight is child’s play.

I was once on a 12+hour flight that had screwed up my kosher meal order. I ended up eating more salted peanuts than Jimmy Carter.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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